Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum awards five academic scholarships to Towson University students

The Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum awarded five Towson University students $15,000 in scholarships, $3,000 apiece, for the spring 2010 academic term. The Forum’s award recognizes seniors Shane Lester and Justin Piche, and juniors Ora Kelman, Thomas Martz and Sarah Rosenwald.

Lester, from Forest Hill, is a combined Computer Science and Mathematics major. Piche, from Bel Air, is an Information Systems major. Kelman, from the Pickwick neighborhood of Baltimore, is a Computer Science major. Martz, from Westminster, is a triple major in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems and Economics. Rosenwald, from Glen Burnie, is an Information Systems major. Additionally, Lester and Martz are in the TU Honors College.

“Towson University offers an excellent education both in and out of the classroom for students interested in developing the skills needed to enter the Information Technology profession or utilize technology creatively in their chosen field of study,” said Forum member Marion Mullauer, CIO at the Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. “This award presents a great opportunity for the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum to give back to TU and help bring us closer to students.”

In addition to providing scholarships, the CIO Forum’s members are actively engaged with the students. The award recipients will have the opportunity to participate in Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum meetings during the spring term as well as in a mentoring program with Forum members.

“TU’s partnership with the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum continues to provide a wealth of opportunity for students, business and IT leaders alike. We appreciate the Forum’s generous awards and their continued commitment to TU students,” said Dyan Brasington, TU vice president for the Division of Economic and Community Outreach.

The Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum was formed in August 2003, when Towson University’s Division of Economic and Community Outreach (DECO) entered into a partnership with information technology executives in the Mid-Atlantic region. Its mission is to foster excellence in business and information technology in an environment that promotes educational and networking opportunities for CIO’s facing similar challenges and issues. The Forum has offered scholarship awards to students of business, economics and the computer information sciences since spring 2006. This is the ninth consecutive term the scholarship has been awarded.

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